THE ADVOCATE 409
VOL. 80 PART 3 MAY 2022
BC LAW INSTITUTE
By Emily Clough*
The BC Law Institute (“BCLI”) is pleased to share news about new faces on
our board, the release of two new publications and information about new
projects that are underway.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
In the past few months, we have seen several additions to our board. We are
delighted to welcome Stacey M. Edzerza Fox, who was appointed to our
board by the Law Society of British Columbia. Stacey is a member of the
Tahltan Nation and has been an Indigenous rights lawyer for more than 20
years, working with Nations to protect and advance the full enjoyment of
their inherent, constitutional and human rights. She is dedicated to achieving
social and legal justice through the revitalization and development of
Indigenous laws, strong governance, strategic negotiations, and legislative
and policy reform.
We also welcome Filip de Sagher, who was appointed by the Society of
Notaries Public of British Columbia. Filip practises as a notary public with
Deprez & Associates in Vancouver with a focus on residential real estate
conveyancing. He served as director on the board of the Society of Notaries
Public of BC for many years and is currently manager of complaints for the
Society of Notaries Public.
It is our pleasure also to welcome Brian Dybwad, who was appointed to
the board as a member at large. Brian is a Law Society bencher, the managing
lawyer for the Parents Legal Centre in Campbell River and a member
and hereditary chief of the Gitxsan Nation. Brian has worked in the areas of
criminal defence, family law and child protection, and has served as director’s
counsel for the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program.
* Emily Clough is the chair of the board of BCLI.